Julius Ochs Adler

Military Honor(s):

Distinguished Service Cross

Citation: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Major (Infantry) Julius Ochs Adler, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., at St. Juvin, France, 14 October 1918. Accompanied by another officer, Major Adler was supervising the work of clearing the enemy from St. Juvin where they suddenly came upon a party of the enemy numbering 150. Firing on the enemy with his pistol, Major Adler ran toward the party, calling on them to surrender. His bravery and good marksmanship resulted in the capture of 50 Germans, and the remainder fled.

Purple Heart

Croix de Guerre with Bronze Palm

Medaille Militaire 3R

War Merit Cross


Life & Service

  • Birth: 3 December 1892, Chattanooga, TN, United States
  • Place of Residence:
  • Race/Ethnicity: Jewish American
  • Death: 3 October 1955 New York , NY, United States
  • Branch: Army
  • Military Rank: Major
  • Company:
  • Infantry Regiment: 306th
  • Division: 77th

The Julius Ochs Adler Collection at the George S. Robb Centre

The Robb Centre is proud to announce the Julius Ochs Adler Collection, donated by the Adler Family in September 2021. A description and assortment of materials included in this collection will be updated soon.

The Julius Ochs Adler Collection

New York Public Library Collection

Check out the New York Times Company Collection-Julius Ochs Adler Personal Papers at the New York Public Library.

The set is located in the Manuscripts and Archives Division:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328

JOA Collection at the New York Public Library